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Re: DOM WG last call comments on Exclusive XML Canonicalization

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 00:04:18 -0500
Message-Id: <200201070504.AAA0000087779@torque.pothole.com>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Hi,

xml:base attributes are not omitted, they just aren't included from
the nearest ancestor that has one in the apex of what is being
canonicalized doesn't have one.  Canonical XML includes what it can
from ancestors and Exclusive XML Canonicalization excludes what it can
from ancestors. If you want something inbetween, you can start with
either and take explicit steps to more towards the middle of the
spectrum.

Thanks,
Donald

From:  Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Message-ID:  <3C35CE80.279722F6@w3.org>
Date:  Fri, 04 Jan 2002 10:47:12 -0500
Organization:  World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

>This is the DOM Working Group last call review for the Exclusive XML
>Canonicalization specification [1].
>
>After reviewing the XML Events draft, the DOM Working Group has one concern
>regarding XML Base. According to the current draft, xml:base attributes
>are ommitted. This can lead to a wrong interpretation of the URIs inside
>the document subset.
>
>The DOM Working Group is planning to add an option "format-exclusive-canonical"
>in its Load and Save draft [2]. We don't plan to have support for XPath nodes
>set serialization on the other hand, only for a DOM node. As a side comment,
>for performance reason, it is important for us to include the context only when
>it is utilized.
>
>I apologize for being late in sending these comments,
>
>Philippe,
>DOM WG Chair
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xml-exc-c14n-20011120
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-DOM-Level-3-ASLS-20011025/load-save.html
>
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